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Layered Peppermint Pie Recipe

Layered Peppermint Pie Recipe

Layered Peppermint Pie is the perfect holiday dessert. This simple pie is as delicious as it is easy to make. This beautiful, festive, light, fluffy, delicious dessert will make you wonder why you haven’t seen more of it in past Christmases!

layered peppermint pie cut from the whole pie and being served on a pie spatula

With the hustle of the holiday season, it's easy to get lost in it all. But this easy peasy holiday pie will let you know why we do it all with just one bite. If I could capture the season with one dessert, this is really it.

Bonus. The pretty pie layers will wow everyone.

look into layered peppermint pie from a side angle. See the oreo crust layer, peppermint marshmallow layer and whipped topping layer.

This pie uses an OREO crust which is the perfect balance of flavors, but feel free to experiment with your own favorite crust.


This easy no bake peppermint pie results in a gorgeous show-stopping holiday dessert. It will look beautiful on your holiday table. Let me show you what you need to make this and then we'll go over the very simple instructions.

up close view of layered peppermint pie with a fork bite taken out of it. candy canes in the background


Here are the simple ingredients needed to prepare this layered peppermint pie. Scroll down to the recipe card to find the exact measurements.

  • OREO Pie Crust - Pre-made OREO pie crust: You can make a homemade oreo pie crust by crushing OREO cookies and combining them with melted butter and letting it cool in the refrigerator. Or you can buy or make a graham cracker crust. 
  • Cream Cheese
  • Large Marshmallows - Feel free to use small marshmallows, but you will need about 60. Use more marshmallows if you want a thicker layer on the bottom of the pie. 
  • Half & Half - Use milk and/or heavy cream as a replacement here. 
  • Peppermint Extract - Mint extract works just as well. 
  • Red Food Coloring - You only need a few drops to create a nice pink shade.
  • Whipped Topping - Homemade whipped cream can also be used. It uses cold heavy cream and powdered sugar. 
  • Peppermint Candies - I recommend using candy canes because they are easy to crush. 
ingredients to make a no bake layered peppermint pie. oreo pie crust, peppermint extract, whipped topping, brick of cream cheese, large marshmallows, red and white striped candy canes


This pie is super quick to make in just about 20 minutes before letting the pie set. The steps are super simple to follow. Be sure to print off the photo card below to get the exact instructions.

whipped cream cheese in a bowl with small bottle of peppermint extract and red food coloring next to it. bowl of large marshmallows in upper right corner candy canes in bottom left corner.

Start out by beating the cream cheese until it's fluffy, then set it aside.

Then, it's time to heat the marshmallows which we will do over medium heat. We will stir them until they are completely melted.

red layer of peppermint layered pie poured inside a store-bought oreo pie

Next, remove the marshmallows from the heat and add the peppermint extract and food coloring. Once that mixture is cool, we will be whisking the cream cheese into the mixture.

peppermint pie with whipped topping and crushed peppermint sprinkled over the top. small bowl of crushed peppermint, small plate with fold forks on top, whole candy canes and cloth napkin surrounding it.

Then, it's time to spread into the pie crust. This is when we need to set the pie in the fridge for a good 2 hours or even overnight.

pretty slice of peppermint layered pie being served on a pie spatula

Finally, top the pie with the whipped topping and sprinkle crushed peppermint over the top.

Serve this yummy pie nice and cold.

overhead shot of a peppermint pie with a slice taken


You can store this Peppermint Pie in the refrigerator. Cover it well and it will keep for 3-4 days. If you decide to freeze it, make sure you don’t add the peppermint candies. 


I personally love whipped topping, and could eat loads of it. However, if you would prefer to have more of the marshmallow layer, you can add an extra 4 ounces of cream cheese and another 10 marshmallows for a thicker bottom layer. Decrease the amount of whipped topping by half, and enjoy the new proportions! 

gorgeous pie topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint and mini chocolate chips

If you love a pudding pie, you might also love my Peppermint Pudding Pie, too!

up close view of layered peppermint pie with a fork bite taken out of it. candy canes in the background

Layered Peppermint Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy no bake layered peppermint pie featuring an OREO pie crust, large marshmallows, half and half, cream cheese, peppermint extract, whipped topping, peppermint candies. 


  • Crust:
  • 1 (9-inch) pre-made Oreo pie crust
  • Filling:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 20 large marshmallows (about ½ of a 10 ounce bag)
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Topping:
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub whipped cream topping
  • ⅓ cup peppermint candies, crushed


  1. Use a mixer to beat the cream cheese until fluffy in a medium sized bowl. Set aside for now.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, heat up the marshmallows and half and half on medium heat. Stir often until marshmallows are completely melted. 
  3. Take off heat and stir in the peppermint extract and desired amount of red food coloring (Don’t use too much if you just want a slight pink color on the bottom layer, use more for a Christmas red color). 
  4. Allow marshmallow mixture to cool off for about 20 minutes, stirring every five minutes or until cooled. 
  5. Whisk the cream cheese into the marshmallow mixture and then pour the mixture into the pie crust.  
  6. Refrigerate 2 hours to overnight or until the pie is set.
  7. Once set, spread whipped topping on top using a spatula. Then sprinkled the crushed peppermint candies on top of the whipped topping. Serve cold.


Using the entire tub of whipped topping is quite a lot, which you may or may not love. Feel free to use less whipped cream if you prefer.

angled shot of peppermint pie with a slice missing. Pretty layers of crushed oreo crust, red peppermint marshmallow layer and then topped with whipped topping layer and toped with crushed red and white peppermint
slice of pretty layered peppermint pie on a small white plate with a bite taken out of it with a fork. Gold fork with pie on it resting next to the pie on the plate. Whole pie teased in the background.
No Bake Layered Peppermint Pie recipe that is easy to make with OREO crust, marshmallows, cream cheese and whipped topping.

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